Hi dear readers, I'm about to talk politics. If you're tired of hearing/talking/thinking about politics, please check back another day. It's not a topic I enjoy either, BUT... today I fell compelled to share a couple of thoughts. Mostly because if I don't, I'm not going to be able to sleep tonight. And secondly, I feel a duty to my children and the future generations of this country to exercise the blessing of my first amendment right.
This post actually started out as a Facebook post I typed earlier today. For what it's worth, I felt prompted to share it here on my blog.
Today at Utah State University Mitt Romney shared this address regarding the current state of republican politics. This is the link I shared on my fb page and these are my thoughts.
I am a republican. I have, like many republicans, felt very angry at times as I've witnessed my rights being trampled on by the actions of "politicians". Yes, I want CHANGE, but NOT at the hands of Donald Trump! The change I hope for is a POSITIVE change. As I've researched and studied the republican candidates, one voice seems to rise above them all. It is a voice that is hateful, belittling, arrogant, completely self-serving, and at times frightening. It is the voice of Donald Trump. The loudest voice DOES NOT necessarily qualify him as the best political candidate for the republican party, and in fact, his tactics for ensuring that his voice be heard, in my opinion, speak volumes about why he SHOULD NOT be the choice of conservative American republicans. Of the many political points I could reference regarding Trump, I will simply pick this one, our national security. Like most Americans, I am very aware of the many institutions such as ISIS and AL Qaeda that would burn America to the ground, if given a chance. Of course I have great hope that these extremely dangerous entities will be destroyed. Having said that, we, as Americans need ALLIES who share this common hope. We, as Americans, cannot, and should not take not be taking on the entire world. Nothing about Trump's present or past conduct (in every faucet of his life) indicates that he has the SLIGHTEST APPRECIATION or RESPECT for diplomacy. In fact, his words and conduct seem much more indicative of a dictator. He will, if given the chance, severe ties with many of our political allies throughout the world. Can you imagine him meeting with the Prime Minister of the U.K., deciding he doesn't like his tie color and telling him "straight up"?! It sounds ridiculous I know, but yet, THAT is who Donald Trump IS! The best indicator of future behavior is past behavior. If you consider yourself a conservative republican, I would invite you take 10 minutes of your time, and watch this video in its entirety. I chose this particular video because I believe Romney does an excellent job summarizing the disturbingly long list of concerns I have regard Trump. PEOPLE, THIS RACE IS NOT OVER!!!!! (Despite what the media may have us believe). Please, if you feel the same, DO SOMETHING to let your voice be heard. Thanks for taking the time to read me exercising my first amendment right. PLEASE take a minute to exercise YOURS through whatever public channel you choose. As an American, I have have to believe that one voice can make a difference.
For those of you still reading, I promise to share something a little "lighter" in my next post. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your support motivates me to keep writing.